Blessed by kaunas, 'aloha aku' means the place that 'gives love and kindness'. Formally known as Aikane Hale.
AlohaAKU Inn & Suites is a tucked away, one-of-a-kind vacation gem. Our luxury oceanside estate has 4 separate Beachfront one-bedroom Suites and a Garden view two-bedroom Ohana. Each suite has a private entrance, seperate living room, full kitchen and is like having your own condo at the beach in Maui. This special place is hidden behind a private, double gated entrance, lined with 700 ft of lighted coconut palms that lure you into the feeling of leaving the world behind. But is still centrally placed in Kihei nearly all of the amenities you might desire.
Guests have described AlohaAKU as 'the most tranquil and ultimate place for relaxation'! You can't help but feel the peacefulness of Maui's beauty wash over you here. The beach in front of AlohaAKU is only lightly traveled. Sometimes it's like having your own private beach. Hidden beside the tallest mangrove forest in the state, you will be pleasantly greeted with an extravaganza of natural hawaiian beauty.
AlohaAKU lulls you into a wondrous state of being, yet is located in the ultimate location for access to the many conveniences in mid-kihei. And it's well placed to be your base of operations to explore the rest of the maui island.
Just twenty minutes from the airport, we are within easy walking distance of nearby groceries, shopping, restaurants, bar-pubs, car rental, dive shops, and much, much more. When guests return to the property they say it 'feels like home'. Some never leave the property during their visit, happy to just lounge around and suntan from their private lanai or on the beach out front!
Your hosts, Charlene (maui-girl) and Gary (g-kane), have upgraded all the suites to include air conditioning, ceiling fans, free high speed wi-fi, free designated on-property parking, key codes for everything (no keys or key cards to worry about), flat screen hdtvs with DirecTv in the living room and in the separate bedrooms. Warm up a snack or make yourself a full meal in your suite's nicely outfitted full kitchen. In addition there is a gas barbeque on site nestled between some acacia palm trees overlooking the protected wetland pond.
We can't wait to host you and see your happy faces. We hope that you will find that AlohaAKU has the intimacy, amenities, and ohana to be your favorite luxury getaway. Adult-centric estate providing a laid-back relaxing base of operations for your vacation. Maui is considered one of top vacation destinations in the world and after staying at AlohaAKU we are confident that you will have your own special reasons why!
Mahalo, Charlene & Gary
We stayed at Aloha Aku with a large family group and can't say enough about this property. The location and grounds are perfect - the beach is easily accessible only a few steps away, and the lawn is great for hanging out during the evening. They have everything that you could possibly need on site: beach chairs, coolers, paddle boards, kayaks, etc. The rooms are a little outdated, but when you look outside at the stunning sunsets that doesn't even matter. Terese and Jose and other staff were really helpful and attentive. I highly recommend the beach front suites and staying at this property.
This is a difficult review to write because it truly is a review of two opposites. The property is gorgeous—directly on a beautiful quiet (seemingly) private beach. The entire property is landscaped and maintained exquisitely. There is even a library of well over 1,000 titles to borrow while you’re there. It’s downright heavenly! And since we had a fabulous time, it is difficult to tell others that the Ohana suite was below par. I did read the positive reviews of it prior to booking ... but it did not fulfill the promise. Let me tell you why. The stairway to the suite, as well as the lanai, is covered with what seems to be a decades old carpet that hasn’t’ been vacuumed in at least that long. I should mention that it is semi-exposed to the elements, but none-the-less it was filthy and should have been at least vacuumed prior to a guest’s arrival. That was my first impression of the Ohana Suite and I was really surprised..... Walk in and the living area is huge! Simple, not fancy, not new, not exceptionally comfortable furniture in both the dining and living areas. So nothing special there...everything is just “ok” and certainly livable. But the larger of the two bedrooms, which we stayed in, was very small. There was no where to open our luggage, and only two drawers to store clothing. We were constantly lifting our suitcases from floor to bed and back, then navigating around them on the floor in the middle of the night. Very little walking space. Since I like natural light, I tried to open the shade - broken. So never mind that. Reading lights - don’t exist in the bedroom. Now the bathroom, which was the real problem. The shower and toilet area have 3/4 walls. If bathroom noises bother you, you’ll go nuts. Enough said. The final thing: the Ohana Suite is Not on the water nor does it have a view of any kind. While that is said “up front” in the description don’t underestimate how much you will miss it when all the other suites have it. We never saw the owners of the property, although they have a cool email system if you need to touch base with them or the manager.... We will not stay in the Ohana Suite again, although we may give one of the other suites a try at another time. Like I said: property a 10....…
Just spent an amazing week in the Ohana Suite. I need to start by saying that the suite itself, the property, and the hospitality were outstanding! The location was remarkable just a few steps across the beautifully maintained lawn to the beach and only a slightly longer walk to stores and restaurants! The things we all want to know first: The Ohana Suite is spacious, larger than it looks in the pictures, well furnished, and very clean. The kitchen was well set up and stocked with all the necessities and then some. The living room was comfortable and felt like home right away. The covered patio almost doubles the comfortable living space and is a lovely place to spend the morning with a cup of coffee listening to the birds. The bathrooms were spacious and well stocked with towels, robes, and toiletries. There were no unexpected surprises, everything (appliances, lights, A/C, etc.) was in great working order. The owner’s while living onsite are friendly and welcoming and totally unintrusive. Throughout our stay we rarely crossed paths and when we did it was hard to distinguish them from any other of the few guests vacationing. Now for the extras: The Aloha Aku is a phenomenal place to stay. The owner’s have truly gone above and beyond to make vacationing here feel like showing up at your own beach house ready to relax with. They have provided so many little well thought out details like big beach towels, coolers tucked into the closet, outdoor towel racks for hanging wet swim clothes and towels to dry, and flashlights available for nighttime exploring. That’s before we even step out of our own unit to the beautifully landscaped property, every inch of this property is beautifully cultivated, maintained and is gorgeous. The long tree lined driveway and the lagoon makes the space feel very secluded despite it being super close to grocery stores, restaurants and other conveniences in the S. Kihei area. The property amenities were also outstanding, which feels like an understatement. The common area has a great book collection, some very nice gym equipment along with portable exercise stuff and an office set up with computer access and a printer available, but wait there’s more! There are plenty of beach bags, umbrellas, coolers, beach chairs and snorkel gear stocked, and let’s talk about the sports locker area. There are numerous paddle boards, kayaks, body boards, all in great condition with life jackets and paddles easily stored for guest access. There are a variety of water toys and fun floaties and a small fleet of very nice cruiser style bicycles. We literally couldn’t wanted anything that the owner’s hadn’t already thought of and had available. The water toys and bikes really added both value and awesome fun to our trip! The wildlife was unbelievable. We saw numerous sea turtles in the calm waters off of the beach and sleeping on the beaches at night, lots of shiny schools of small fish in the shallow waters, and WHALES. Our wintertime visit coincided with thousands of humpback whales who migrate to this area. The whale activity we saw from the beach alone was mind blowing, and even more unbelievable from a kayak. (cheers to the owners for that wonderful sports locker again) The birds and waterfowl throughout the property were also a real treat, there is nothing like waking up to the sound of the sea and so many bird calls. Overall the hospitality, attention to details, beautiful landscape, through the roof amenities and super convenient location make the Aloha Aku one of our favorite places we have ever vacationed. We will absolutely be back to enjoy that slice of paradise again. Well done Gary & Charlene your place is a dream, thank you so much for sharing it.…
I stumbled upon this place on my 6th trip to Maui. And what a refreshing surprise it was. Minutes off the busy main highway in Kihei, but once you go through the driveway, it's a different world with manicured greens and private jacuzzi overlooking a strip of beautiful white sandy beach. Kudos to management who clearly know to spend their resources on what matters. While the rooms are a little outdated, I would stay here over the Four Seasons any day.
We spent 6 days in kihei after a long California trip 2019. Here in Maui at Aloha Aku inn property is charming and well maintained. Palms, amazing private views . We totally enjoyed the peaceful quiet of our CocoPalm Suite. Thats why we also booked again for the next year. The landscaping and grounds were beautiful. We truly enjoyed the position of the unit faced ocean front, to enjoy coffee and their free drinks is priceless. I don't use to drink beer, the Hawaian guy who managed the pool and all around outside, refilled for us daily free beer and he says " So u don't have to go the center of Kihei nearby (few meters within walking distance, This was the best, People who take accuracy of you, means their boss take care of them. Thats why things work out. We have proof about they care of what they do. Professional. Thats why we booked again summer 2021.…